RCMP in Steinbach have charged a 32-year-old man with defrauding women he met over social media and dating sites.

RCMP called the man a "prolific offender."  Jesse Daniel Cole, of no fixed address, has been charged with 21 counts of breaching probation, seven counts of fraud under $5,000, one count of fraud over  $5,000 and one count of unauthorized possession of credit card data.

RCMP believe Cole used dating and social media sites to meet and defraud women using aliases, including "Jesse Sinclair." Cole is also wanted for similar offences in Alberta, Quebec and Ontario.

"We're releasing this information and his picture to encourage anyone who may have been defrauded by this individual to contact their local policing agency." said Sgt Bert Paquet of the Manitoba RCMP.

Cole remains in custody.